Over the past year, we’ve been referring to Marc Webb’s upcoming Spider-Man flick as just that…Spider-Man, but the name has always been tentative. Sony Pictures has finally released the official title in a press announcement, as well as a new image from the film. Say goodbye to Spider-Man and say hello to The Amazing Spider-Man. Dun! Dun! Dun! Dun!!

If you didn’t think that Spidey wore mechanical web shooters in this film, this photo should clear up any confusion. They’re right there in plain sight. As for the movie, not only does it have a new title but it also has an official website that is now online. Check out the details below.

CULVER CITY, Calif., February 14, 2011 – Columbia Pictures announced today that the title of the next Spider-Man film will be The Amazing Spider-Man. The studio simultaneously released a photo of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, the first shot of Garfield in the famous full mask and suit.

The film, which is now in production and is being shot entirely in 3D, will be released on July 3, 2012.  The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field.  The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.  Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the Marvel Entertainment production for Columbia Pictures.  The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, and Michael Grillo.  The film’s official website is http://www.TheAmazingSpiderMan-movie.com.

They really are going old school with this movie aren’t they?

What do you think of The Amazing Spider-Man?

Source: Collider